The Predictable Demise of 70 Volt Parade

The Trey Anastasio Band will perform two nights at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, April 26 and 27, 2006. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10AM (EST) via Ticketmaster. Tickets will be available through a real time presale beginning Thursday, March 2nd at 5:00pm (Eastern Time) and ending Friday, March 10th at noon (Eastern Time) at http://treytickets.rlc.net. For more information please visit the Tourdate Page. [link]

The thing is, though, Is this TAB? 70VP? SerialPod?

It’s Trey Anastasio Band, which is theoretical good news for me. His TAB stuff was always closer to something I was interested, and by the time they finished and Trey went the 70 Volt Parade route, TAB was solid. Solid solid solid.

Trey seems insanely indecisive in his post Phish musical adventures, but my prediction is that he’s generally not feeling the same fulfillment that Phish gave him and he’s actively seeking it. 70 Volt Parade wasn’t doing it for him, so you know, he went with something more familiar.

I know it’s all hearsay and no one can ever peek inside that large, red-headed cranium of his, but I just get less and less thrilled when I hear “Trey” news. Anyone else have that going on right now?

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  • verplanck colvin

    My whole enthusiasm for Phish dropped after the first couple tunes at Coventry. Technique gone (unless someone could kindly pass along some counter-examples).

    This is by no means a rational opinion, since the last show I saw Phish before then was in ’98. Everything else was listened to through tapes (limited exposure, at that).

    I’m glad I moved on from my Phish obsessions, as it opened my eyes up to at least half a dozen new bands.

  • verplanck colvin

    My whole enthusiasm for Phish dropped after the first couple tunes at Coventry. Technique gone (unless someone could kindly pass along some counter-examples).

    This is by no means a rational opinion, since the last show I saw Phish before then was in ’98. Everything else was listened to through tapes (limited exposure, at that).

    I’m glad I moved on from my Phish obsessions, as it opened my eyes up to at least half a dozen new bands.

  • http://www.burningoak.com BurningOak

    TAB would be sweet, the first time I saw Trey live was 6-6-2002 at UIC Pavilion, it was a musically life-changing show, as much as any concert can be. It set me on a good path at least.

    Who knows, maybe a lack of enthusiasm on his part in relation to 70VP and the upcoming Oysterhead reunion will lead him back to his funkadelicest side project yet (and my favorite of them all)

  • http://www.burningoak.com BurningOak

    TAB would be sweet, the first time I saw Trey live was 6-6-2002 at UIC Pavilion, it was a musically life-changing show, as much as any concert can be. It set me on a good path at least.

    Who knows, maybe a lack of enthusiasm on his part in relation to 70VP and the upcoming Oysterhead reunion will lead him back to his funkadelicest side project yet (and my favorite of them all)

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    “It’s Trey Anastasio Band”

    Where are you getting that? There are reports that 70VP’s bassist has told people about the show making this yet another variant of the same ol’ same ol…

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    “It’s Trey Anastasio Band”

    Where are you getting that? There are reports that 70VP’s bassist has told people about the show making this yet another variant of the same ol’ same ol…

  • Andrew

    Trey Anastasio Band? Isn’t that what Phish was from 2000-Coventry anyway?

    ZING!

    That said self-titled LP Trey band is way more interesting that Shine/70vp Trey.

  • Andrew

    Trey Anastasio Band? Isn’t that what Phish was from 2000-Coventry anyway?

    ZING!

    That said self-titled LP Trey band is way more interesting that Shine/70vp Trey.

  • Andrew

    Full disclosure: I’m a Mike man myself. Trey, ehh notsomuch, but anything Mike has touched turns to gold!

  • Andrew

    Full disclosure: I’m a Mike man myself. Trey, ehh notsomuch, but anything Mike has touched turns to gold!

  • http://www.burningoak.com BurningOak

    Here’s a webbased copy of the announcement. Note that it only says “Trey Anastasio and his band will perform two nights at the Tabernacle…”

  • http://www.burningoak.com BurningOak

    Here’s a webbased copy of the announcement. Note that it only says “Trey Anastasio and his band will perform two nights at the Tabernacle…”

  • http://blogger.xs4all.nl/werksman Hans

    It’s a band, Trey plays guitar, and he could not think up of yet another name for his outfit. Who cares? As long as the tunes are good …
    He should play EUROPE! It’s been a long, long time.

  • http://blogger.xs4all.nl/werksman Hans

    It’s a band, Trey plays guitar, and he could not think up of yet another name for his outfit. Who cares? As long as the tunes are good …
    He should play EUROPE! It’s been a long, long time.

  • http://www.cokemachineglow.com dave g.

    The one Trey band show I caught was in August 2001 at Great Woods. It was probably the best Phish-related gig I’d seen since 1997, but Oysterhead notwithstanding, I’ve had zero desire to see any non-Phish Trey since. Probably a combination of just growing older, and the fact that ‘it just ain’t the same’!

  • http://www.cokemachineglow.com dave g.

    The one Trey band show I caught was in August 2001 at Great Woods. It was probably the best Phish-related gig I’d seen since 1997, but Oysterhead notwithstanding, I’ve had zero desire to see any non-Phish Trey since. Probably a combination of just growing older, and the fact that ‘it just ain’t the same’!

  • http://bestshowever.blogspot.com Chilly Jackwater

    What the hell are Russ Lawton and Tony Markellus doing these days that make them so damn unavailable?

    I think it should also be noted that April 26-27 are a Wednesday and Thursday in Atlanta, which is not far from New Orleans where they apparently hold some kind of annual jazz festival that just happens to start on April 28th. As the Sports Guy would say, “Warrants mentioning.”

  • http://bestshowever.blogspot.com Chilly Jackwater

    What the hell are Russ Lawton and Tony Markellus doing these days that make them so damn unavailable?

    I think it should also be noted that April 26-27 are a Wednesday and Thursday in Atlanta, which is not far from New Orleans where they apparently hold some kind of annual jazz festival that just happens to start on April 28th. As the Sports Guy would say, “Warrants mentioning.”

  • Scotty B

    “but anything Mike has touched turns to gold!”

    Then why is he playing clubs with all his projects?

  • Scotty B

    “but anything Mike has touched turns to gold!”

    Then why is he playing clubs with all his projects?